Statement on the United States Decision to Again Withhold Funding from UNFPA

UNITED NATIONS, New York—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, notes with regret the determination by the United States of America to withhold funds from UNFPA for the third consecutive year. UNFPA has not yet seen the evidence to justify the serious claims made against its work. UNFPA does…

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What does UNFPA stand for?

What does UNFPA stand for? Test your knowledge and take our quizzes to see how much you know about UNFPA and how they ensure women’s reproductive health and rights all over the world!

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Ending Female Genital Mutilation: 5 Communities and Countries Leading the Way

Every year, more than 3 million girls are subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). That means that right now there 200 million survivors of FGM in the world and the number is growing.

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5 ways female genital mutilation undermines the health of women and girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “I have met many women who have suffered tremendously during labour,” said Dr. Kenza Aden, a general practitioner in Djibouti. This is because most of her patients – like about 78 per cent of girls and women aged 15-49 in Djibouti – have undergone female…

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5 Examples of Men Standing Up for Women’s Rights around the World

How Men Stand Up for Women and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights. Learn how men are supporting women, promoting gender equality, and ending harmful behaviors.

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Just like your mother? Seven ways motherhood has changed (or not) in the last 25 years

UNFPA explores how motherhood has been transformed in the last 25 years – and how it has not – after the global commitment to strengthen maternal health

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Women and Climate Change

Women and climate change: Friends of UNFPA examines some ways that women in poorer countries bear the burden of climate change.

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Born at the end of a rope: Embracing indigenous childbirth traditions to save lives

CHURCAMPA, Peru – Edelmira Martina Antay Dávila remembers when women used to die in childbirth. “I used to give birth at home, but it was not good,” she told UNFPA. “Women can die, even from haemorrhages.” Ms. Antay lives in Churcampa, a remote, mountainous province that towers 2,000 metres…

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5 Takeaways from UNFPA’s 2019 State of the World Population Report

5 Takeaways from UNFPA’s State of the World Population Report 2019: what women’s empowerment and sexual and reproductive health rights look like today.

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Joint operation rescues hundreds from Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique

Kenneth is the second major tropical cyclone to hit Mozambique in only five weeks. The first, Cyclone Idai, caused more than more 1,000 deaths – including over 600 in Mozambique – and also affected Malawi and Zimbabwe.

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